The information provided in this section is made available to students in accordance with the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act (Public Law 101-542), now known as the Jeanne Cleary Act and the Pennsylvania Act 1988-73 College and University Security Information Act.
The Drug Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989, requires that all institutions of higher education to certify that it has implemented a drug and alcohol awareness program for students and employees. Toward that end, each institution is to distribute annually to its students and employees a description of its program to prevent the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol. Compliance is required in order to remain eligible for federal financial assistance.
POLICY ON CRIME PREVENTION
The college makes every reasonable effort, through the cooperation of all departments, to create an environment that is both safe and secure. Although we cannot guarantee safety, we believe that through cooperative efforts and appropriate education, we can strive toward that end.
Mount Aloysius offers programs throughout the year designed to inform students about personal and campus safety procedures. Students are initially informed of these procedures during orientation sessions. Throughout the year, programming and workshops sponsored by various student affairs divisions include information regarding safety issues on campus for all students. The student handbook and e-mail on safety and security at Mount Aloysius are distributed yearly to all students.
In cases of criminal activity which is considered a threat to others, the local police will be contacted immediately for assistance and warnings will be distributed via student email and posted on bulletin boards as soon as possible after occurrence of the threat, in order for all to take the necessary precautions.
The College complies with federal, state and local laws including those which regulate the possession, use/sale of alcoholic beverages and controlled substances. The College cooperates with local and state police in all felony crimes. Firearms, weapons and ammunition are prohibited at Mount Aloysius.
CAMPUS CRIME STATISTICS
Campus crime statistics are available in the Student Affairs Office, Security Office and Admissions Office. In addition, statistics are also available on the College's Intranet site at www.campussafety.org
CAMPUS SEX CRIME PREVENTION ACT
The Campus Security Department is in compliance with the Crimes against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Act (Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act) effective October 28, 2002. The Security Department maintains a registry of all sexual predators, as defined by law, who are employed by, or are students at the college. Upon receipt of notification by the Pennsylvania State Police of a sexual predator within the campus community his/her name is maintained in the registry. This registry is available for public inspection at the Security Department office.
The Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act requires institutions to notify employees and students on where they can go to obtain the state information on individuals who may be employed or enrolled on campus that have been convicted of a criminal offense against a minor or convicted of a sexually violent offense. This information can be obtained from the following web site maintained by the PA State Police: http://www.pameganslaw.state.pa.us/
CAMPUS LAW ENFORCEMENT
The College Security Department provides 24 hour, 7 day per week service for the Campus community. Mount Aloysius security personnel cannot make arrests or carry weapons, but as representatives of the College, they are authorized to investigate reports of violations of College policies and crimes. If there is reasonable cause to believe that danger or disruption would occur if an individual(s) remains on Campus, they may institute removal of that/those individuals from the campus.